YES says no to iPad, maybe to DirecTV

The YES Network is becoming a party pooper. First, it did not re-up with a DirecTV (Nasdaq: DTV) carriage deal and the clock is ticking for a Thursday midnight blackout. Now it says Cablevision Systems (NYSE: CVC) has no right to make its content available on iPads even if the MSO's customers have the devices, subscribe to the service, and stay within their residential boundaries.

"Cablevision does not have the right to offer the YES Network in the manner it is doing so on the iPad and it has been notified as such," a YES spokesman told the New York Post.

Interestingly, background noise is that Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA) has been given "consideration" for being included on the app. If that's true, and the "consideration" includes coin, that could change the landscape.

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- the New York Post has this story

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